10 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

10 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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10 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
1
Matera
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Positano
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Pompeii
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

1
night
Matera

Matera ©
Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
On the 29th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera, then explore the ancient world of Materasum Ipogeo, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Matera trip itinerary builder website .

London, UK to Matera is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from London to Matera, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in July: high temperatures in Matera hover around 36°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
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Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera
Materasum Ipogeo ©
Materasum Ipogeo

5
nights
Positano

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Venture out of the city with trips to Amalfi (Speed Boats Tours, Museo della Carta, & more), Lido di Ravello (in Castiglione) and Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens & Villa Rufolo). There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei, stroll through Spiaggia Grande, stop by Nana' Positano, and enjoy the sand and surf at Marina di Praia Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Positano trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Matera to Positano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and subway. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Positano when traveling from Matera in July, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pompeii.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Amalfi, Ravello, Marina di Praia Beach, Lido Capo di Conca
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pompeii: Salerno (Libreria Antiquaria Vecchi Libri & Speed Boats Tours), Paestum Ruins (in Paestum) and Ravello (Duomo di Ravello & Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma). There's more to do: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

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Traveling by car from Positano to Pompeii takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. August in Pompeii sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Ravello, Salerno, Paestum Ruins
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Speed Boats Tours
Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins

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